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President Trump is considering a plan to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has had a strained relationship with his boss over North Korea and other issues, senior administration officials said on Thursday.

  • These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about
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    These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about

    For all the glamour of living an early retirement lifestyle, there are plenty of negatives I’ve come to discover since I permanently left my job in 2012. As a result, you’re repeatedly forced to will yourself into action.

  • 3 Warren Buffett Stocks Worth Buying Now
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    3 Warren Buffett Stocks Worth Buying Now

    Known as the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett has collected both an incredible investment record and a deservedly vast following among investors of all types. Every move he makes is scrutinized in the hope of gleaning  wisdom from his investment choices.

  • Nearing 10 Years of Dividend Increases, Are These 3 Stocks a Buy?
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    Nearing 10 Years of Dividend Increases, Are These 3 Stocks a Buy?

    Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P. (NYSE: BEP), Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE: ETN), and Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) are all about to hit the decade mark with dividend increases. Brookfield Renewable Partners has nine years of annual dividend increases under its belt, and currently yields a generous 6.7%. The master limited partnership is run by Canadian money manager Brookfield Asset Management and owns, as its name implies, renewable power assets.

  • What should I do with multiple 401(k) accounts?
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    What should I do with multiple 401(k) accounts?

    My current company has a 401(k) plan. Should I roll all my other 401(k) plans into my current plan, leave them where they’re at, or move them to an IRA or other investment? The differences between 401(k)s and IRAs come in a variety of forms and there are a lot of angles to this issue.

  • Better Buy: Ford Motor Company vs. General Motors
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    Better Buy: Ford Motor Company vs. General Motors

    Both Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and General Motors (NYSE: GM) have been investor favorites in the not-too-distant past, and both pay good dividends. Ford has a slew of new products on the way, starting with a brand-new Ranger pickup early next year. Ford and GM have both had a rough year in the stock market.

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    Market Sell-Off 80% Over, Will Be Reversed by Stock Repurchases: JPMorgan

    Last week, global markets were hit with a widespread shock that weighed on nearly all asset classes, encompassing even the cryptocurrency space, once viewed as a type of "safe haven" bet unrelated to the broader market. In a note to clients on Thursday, JPMorgan equity strategist Dubravko Lakos-Bujas and team forecasted for U.S. equities to make a comeback as fundamentals come back into play, highlighting stock buybacks as a key driver of the nine-year-bull market, as reported by CNBC.

  • Colorado’s Marijuana Market Just Hit This Huge Milestone
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    Colorado’s Marijuana Market Just Hit This Huge Milestone

    Marijuana has been legally available in Colorado for recreational use since 2014, and consumers' appetite for marijuana products continues to grow due to the launch of new products, including concentrates and edibles. As a result, Colorado's annual marijuana sales surpassed $1 billion in August -- the earliest it has ever achieved that milestone. There's been some debate over how much money would move from the black market to regulated markets following legalization, but Colorado's experience suggests it's substantial.

  • Should Congress cut entitlement programs to combat rising deficit?
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    Should Congress cut entitlement programs to combat rising deficit?

    Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Wall Street Journal editorial page deputy editor James Freeman discuss America’s deficit problem and how President Trump asked members of his Cabinet to cut their departments’ budgets by 5 percent.

  • The ‘smart money’ says it’s time to buy the Chinese internet giants and the U.S. FAANGs
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    The ‘smart money’ says it’s time to buy the Chinese internet giants and the U.S. FAANGs

    When the media and investors turn negative on stocks but the “smart money” is bullish, it’s a good time to think about buying. After all, exactly what is the smart money, and how do you know? Lately, several fund managers who pass this test have been pounding the table on Chinese internet names.

  • Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement
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    Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement

    Suze Orman is one of those singular personalities in the financial business who seems to be right on the pulse of everyone she meets. She’s written books, starred in her own television show and made innumerable appearances in person. Like Oprah

  • 3 Great Stocks Under $10
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    3 Great Stocks Under $10

    Among the stocks you can currently purchase for less than $10 per share are Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRI), Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY), and Infosys (NYSE: INFY), and below, we'll take a look at how long they're likely to remain this cheap for would-be investors. Sirius XM was a pioneer in the satellite radio industry, and it's been an investor favorite for years.

  • 3 Energy Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade
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    3 Energy Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

    North America needs to build $23 billion of new natural gas-related infrastructure annually through 2035, according to a recent report. Three of the best positioned to capture this growth are Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI), Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB), and TransCanada (NYSE: TRP), making them great stocks to buy and hold in the coming decade. Kinder Morgan is already the largest natural gas pipeline company in North America, operating roughly 70,000 miles of pipeline.

  • Better Buy: Biogen Inc. vs. Amgen Inc.
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    Better Buy: Biogen Inc. vs. Amgen Inc.

    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) are two of the biotech industry's oldest players, with long, successful track records. Biogen has a couple of important features in its favor: strong cash flows from its multiple sclerosis (MS) franchise and Spinraza, a new blockbuster drug the company launched in 2017. Biogen's lead drug, the oral MS therapy Tecfidera, generated an impressive $1.1 billion in sales during the three months ending in June, but total sales for the company's own MS products fell 6.5% to $2.8 billion.

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    Kamala Harris proposes new tax credit

    “Bulls & Bears” panel discusses how Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is proposing a new tax credit, which would provide families making less than $100,000 a year with an extra $500 a month.

  • Hate Taxes? 37 States Make Social Security Tax Free
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    Hate Taxes? 37 States Make Social Security Tax Free

    Over the course of your career, you'll probably have tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security payroll taxes withheld from your paychecks. Workers are confident that by paying those taxes up front, they'll be able to collect Social Security benefits

  • Why Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Stock Closed 11% Lower on Friday
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    Why Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Stock Closed 11% Lower on Friday

    Analyst Pierre Ferragu from financial firm New Street Research set his price target for AMD at $18 per share, arguing that the stock has been priced for a level of success that simply isn't realistic. "AMD's stock price reflects a scenario we don't believe possible," Ferragu wrote. In particular, Ferragu sees larger rival Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) getting its manufacturing act together as we speak.

  • Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says
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    Now is a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to invest in US pot companies, investor says

    With some Canadian pot stocks posting triple-digit return rates this year, many retail investors have looked north to pour cash into cannabis. U.S. cannabis companies are worth a lot more than their current valuations suggest since federal illegality has put undue pressure on the industry, said David Wenger, a New York attorney and senior editor of the Cannabis Law Digest.

  • Better High-Yield Dividend Stock: PPL Corp. vs. the Southern Company
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    Better High-Yield Dividend Stock: PPL Corp. vs. the Southern Company

    Giant diversified U.S. utility The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) offers investors a yield of 5.5%. Globally diversified electric company PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) has a yield of 5.4%. Those figures are both at the high end of the utility sector, which might

  • This Warren Buffett Stock Is Dirt Cheap Right Now
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    This Warren Buffett Stock Is Dirt Cheap Right Now

    Warren Buffett has amassed a large portfolio of bank stocks for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) with major holdings in Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), and American Express (NYSE: AXP), just to name a few of the most well-known and largest investments. Synchrony is a major issuer of store-branded credit cards and also operates a rapidly growing online banking platform.

  • 3 Top Stocks Under $5
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    3 Top Stocks Under $5

    If you're looking for cheap stocks, focusing too much on share price is a mistake. Companies like Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), and Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ: ASNA) have mounted impressive comebacks over the past year, and the future could hold even further gains if the industry conditions that they face take a turn for the better.

  • Why Procter & Gamble, Skechers USA, and Synchrony Financial Jumped Today
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    Why Procter & Gamble, Skechers USA, and Synchrony Financial Jumped Today

    The stock market ended Friday mixed, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average picking up 0.26% even as the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 posted modest declines. Market participants once again responded negatively to news of rising interest rates -- including the 10-year Treasury bond's jump in yield to the 3.2% mark -- as a potential signal that the long bull market in stocks was ending. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Skechers USA (NYSE: SKX), and Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) were among the best performers on the day.

  • 1 Top Stock to Buy Amid October’s Turbulent Market
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    1 Top Stock to Buy Amid October’s Turbulent Market

    In the past three weeks alone, stocks have tumbled about 5%, which has many investors unnerved. One top option to consider amid the current turbulence is Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), which has lost more than 5% of its value in the past few weeks. Because of that, investors can get an even better starting price on one of the top master limited partnerships (MLPs), potentially setting themselves up to earn market-beating returns in the coming years.

  • Why Valero Energy, eBay, and New Age Beverages Slumped Today
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    Why Valero Energy, eBay, and New Age Beverages Slumped Today

    Some major market benchmarks managed to hang onto their gains, but the Nasdaq Composite, and Russell 2000 indexes posted losses of 0.5% to 1.25%, and the S&P 500 was virtually flat. Valero Energy (NYSE: VLO), eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), and New Age Beverages (NASDAQ: NBEV) were among the worst performers on the day. Valero Energy dropped 10% after the refinery company announced that it would buy back all outstanding units of its related MLP, Valero Energy Partners (NYSE: VLP).

  • These 5 things will kill your early retirement dreams
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    These 5 things will kill your early retirement dreams

    OUTSIDE THE BOX Early retirement is all the rage these days in personal finance circles. And when I say “early”, I mean really early. I retired at 52 and today’s crowd makes me feel like a slacker. People are retiring in their

  • Marijuana investors may lose 90% of their money in Canada, so consider the really big prize elsewhere
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    Marijuana investors may lose 90% of their money in Canada, so consider the really big prize elsewhere

    Marijuana presents a tremendous opportunity for investors over the next few years. Naïve investors are excited. The reality is that professionals will pick their pockets, and many naïve investors who are excited now will end up losing 90% of their investment.